By Emma Malinak
The Norfolk and Western Class J 611 train was built in 1950 and was recently restored by the Virginia Museum of Transportation to serve as a traveling exhibit. Excursions on the 611 started running out of Goshen on Oct. 6 and will continue until Nov. 5. About 18,000 tourists have ridden the train, offering business owners a chance to put Goshen on the map by welcoming first-time visitors to town. Hundreds more are experiencing the 611’s journey by driving alongside the locomotive and stopping to take pictures of it at every railroad crossing.